Governor Mike Parson activated approximately 600 members of the Missouri National Guard through Executive Order 22-02 in anticipation of potential travel disruptions due to the winter storm. Soldiers will be positioned around the state and assist the Missouri State Highway Patrol and other interagency partners with stranded motorists if the need arises.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control and the Shannon County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of human remains on January 12, 2022.
On Friday, March 11th, Deputies were dispatched to a residence in Butler, Missouri. Deputies found a 14 years old boy unresponsive on the kitchen floor of the residence and had died from his injuries. After an investigation, deputies determined two 14-year-old boys were outside target shooting. Upon attempting to put the gun back in the gun safe the gun discharged and hit one of the teens killing the boy. The death was seen as accidental.